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Foot
18th January 2009, 12:11 PM
So, I'm looking around for a PC to turn into a jukebox. What would be the minimum specs I would need for a jukebox PC if

1- I was only going to play audio and display album artwork

or

2- If I wanted to play music videos on it as well

:unsure

Brad
18th January 2009, 12:13 PM
Software will also be dependent but my old jukebox handled that plus Stepmania and it was a Duron 900 with 750meg ram.

Brad

Zorn
18th January 2009, 12:16 PM
as brad said, dependant on the oftware, but 1.4ghz & up should be enough, 1gbb ram, decent hdd as well, doesn't need to be too powerful

_Dan_
18th January 2009, 03:00 PM
Assuming the videos are in DivX / Xvid format
The bare minimum for playing Music videos: Pentium 3 750mhz with 256 meg ram and a 32 meg GeForce mx400 video card.
I've done it years ago on a P3 500 and it occasionally dropped frames. Overclocked CPU to 550 and it was fine.. :)

Foot
18th January 2009, 09:06 PM
Looks like I need to find a new candidate for Jukebox, the old clunkers around here aren't going to cut it

_Dan_
18th January 2009, 10:24 PM
If you can settle for just MP3's and not music videos a PII 300mhz would be fine..

Pommie Paul
18th January 2009, 10:27 PM
Just my 10 cents
but i have an old celeron 733 with 512 ram an a big hard drive an it handles xp stripped bare of things i don't need an sk jukebox software ,even ok with xvid format videos

Simon_A
26th January 2009, 07:53 PM
Hey we all used to run winamp playing MP3's on 300 celery's with 64Mb ram 10 years ago.

So if its just music and say SKjuke playing MP3's, anything lying around is overkill.

elvis
26th January 2009, 08:08 PM
I was playing mp3s and watching videos on my Pentium 200 (non-MMX) just fine back in 1997. :)

Emohawk
27th January 2009, 11:48 AM
I was playing mp3s and watching videos on my Pentium 200 (non-MMX) just fine back in 1997. :)

Yep I with you on that.

Any hunk or crap you have around will play MP3's

elvis
27th January 2009, 03:12 PM
The only problem would be high resolution video or modern codecs (H.264 or other MPEG4 style codecs).

I'm not sure what the minimum spec is for smooth DVD playback. Surely it should be documented somewhere.